Moon ♐ Sagittarius
Moon phase on 28 December 2081 Sunday is Waning Crescent, 27 days old Moon is in Sagittarius.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 5 days on 23 December 2081 at 03:55.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing about ∠16° of ♐ Sagittarius tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 3% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1893" and ∠1951".
Next Full Moon is the Wolf Moon of January 2082 after 17 days on 14 January 2082 at 18:11.
There is medium ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at very acute angle, so their combined tidal force is moderate.
The Moon is 27 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1013 of Meeus index or 1966 from Brown series.
Length of current 1013 lunation is 29 days, 13 hours and 52 minutes. It is 2 hours and 26 minutes shorter than next lunation 1014 length.
Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 8 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 55 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This New Moon true anomaly is ∠52.5°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠84.8°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).
6 days after point of perigee on 22 December 2081 at 10:49 in ♍ Virgo. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 8 days, until it get to the point of next apogee on 5 January 2082 at 22:19 in ♓ Pisces.
Moon is 378 648 km (235 281 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next 8 days until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 404 473 km (251 328 mi).
6 days after its descending node on 21 December 2081 at 12:04 in ♍ Virgo, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 6 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 3 January 2082 at 19:51 in ♓ Pisces.
20 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.
12 days after previous North standstill on 16 December 2081 at 08:03 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠28.126°. Next day the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-28.138° in the next southern standstill on 29 December 2081 at 05:56 in ♐ Sagittarius.
After 1 day on 30 December 2081 at 04:28 in ♑ Capricorn, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.